Ultimate Bachelor Pads Around The World
There are many elements that go into making the ultimate bachelor pad, from interior design to gadgets and gizmos. However, top of the list is location. The world’s great metropolises offer the discerning bachelor myriad dream houses to make into dream homes, delve into some of our picks that make ideal bachelor pads.
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A property in the City of Angels is one of the most sought-after and exclusive on the planet. It's no wonder – the combination of climate and prestige offers a location almost unparalleled in the real estate market. This property combines all the best aspects of the city with cutting-edge architecture, making it a dream home for the discerning bachelor. Floor-to-ceiling windows afford stunning views of the city, as well as breathtaking seascape vistas on the long Californian coast. But this is more than just a wonderful location; the integration of architecture and pure art finds full expression in this epitome of modern living. Approx. price: $16 million USD
The phrase ‘New York penthouse’ is synonymous with exclusivity and luxury for good reason. This property in the dynamic and vibrant High Line neighborhood combines panoramic views of the city with renowned signature style of Cary Tamarkin’s architecture. There are two balconies and a roof terrace, which allows for panoramic views of one of the world’s greatest cities. The interior design by Felipe Dinez combines elegant fixtures and textures to enhance the feeling of elegance throughout the property. It combines the rich tradition of the city with the amenities and services you expect from a modern bachelor pad. Approximate price: $7.5 million USD.
Located on the paradise island of St Barts in the French West Indies, with stunning views of the divine St Jean Bay, this residence can certainly lay claim to the title of ultimate bachelor pad. Nestled on one of the highest peaks in the area, it boasts two pools and a jacuzzi, making it the ideal place to host guests on the warm days that are almost ever-present. The 19-meter-long infinity pool adds a dreamy aspect to the terraces and tropical gardens, which at night come alive with illumination. The outdoor bathtub is carved into a cliff accentuating the meticulous combination of natural features with luxury design. Approximate price: $14.5 million USD.
Located in the exclusive Yorkville area of Toronto, 155 Cumberland Street affords its residents a dramatic view of the city’s iconic skyline. The spacious 975-square-meter (10,500-square-foot) interior is complimented by nearly half the same amount again of terrace space, from where the city unfolds before your eyes. The main floor library, panelled with 400-year-old English oak, is a perfect feature to sit and enjoy with a glass of wine or champagne from the climate-controlled wine cellar, and the master suite is a sight to behold. Approximate price: $18 million USD.
Ipanema is one of the most exclusive and sought after addresses in Rio de Janeiro, and this pad is befitting of the area. Facing the famous beachfront, the property features an open veranda with fine beachfront views. The spacious interior is bathed in natural light that compliments the crisp, clean design. As well as the three bedrooms there is a staff room and service bathroom. The steam sauna and swimming pool provide the perfect way to refresh after a dip in the sea. Perhaps the standout feature, however, is the external area, which is finished to an exacting standard and constitutes the jewel in this very considerable crown. Price available on request.
Properties in London don’t come more coveted than those in the prestigious Lowndes Square in Knightsbridge. This refurbished property is part of a 24-hour portered complex, which has been modernised to an exquisite standard. According to James Forbes, of Strutt & Parker in London, international buyers “want to be in the very heart of London... with all the luxuries. They like the appeal of lateral space but on top of the buzz of the Central London scene. Having Hyde Park on the door and all the world-class restaurants, shops and amenities in the area is hugely appealing too.” In terms of features, the property offers a large cinema room with fully automated Creston audio control system, workable through touch pads or an iPad. Bachelors will also fall in love with the bespoke decorative chandeliers and wall lights. Approximate price: $25 million USD